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Saliva Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion Symptoms in Children

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:51:58 +0000

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, although the majority of concussions that are diagnosed annually occur in children, clinical guidelines are usually based on adult concussion sufferers. The lack of guidelines may limit the ability of pediatricians to accurately predict the duration of a child’s symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, and concentration problems — which... Continue Reading



Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and the Pupillary Light Reflex

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:01:57 +0000

According to a recent review study of Pubmed Central/National Library of Medicine databases, the pupillary light reflex provides an optimal opportunity to investigate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Based on the findings of the review, the pupillary system may provide a noninvasive “window” to mTBI, in terms of documenting its existence and the often-accompanying symptom... Continue Reading



Study Finds Link Between Concussions in Adolescents and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:22:06 +0000

A recent study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. The risk increased substantially if the individual had suffered multiple head injuries as an adolescent. What Causes MS? Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that “disrupts the flow of information within... Continue Reading



Impact of Financial Compensation on Late Mortality After TBI

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:59:56 +0000

A recent study evaluated the impact of financial compensation on late mortality after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The findings suggest that compensation may reduce late mortality risk. To determine the impact of financial compensation on long-term mortality in adults with severe TBI, the outcomes of 2545 adults discharged from three post-acute inpatient rehabilitation services were... Continue Reading



Fewer Recurrent Concussions Among School Athletes Following Implementation of State Laws

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:30:44 +0000

A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health noted a significant decrease in recurrent concussions among high school athletes following the implementation of laws in many states relating to sports play. As reported by Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, these laws aim to reduce harm from brain injuries occurring... Continue Reading



Is the Discharge Destination for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Predictive of Recovery?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:18:00 +0000

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause cognitive, behavioral, and physical limitations, and impact an individual’s ability to return to work, reintegrate into the community and live independently. A new study will undertake a systematic review of the predictive nature of discharge settings following acute care of TBI patients. Researchers believe the results of this review... Continue Reading



Should Children Be Driving Golf Carts?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:18:19 +0000

Data from a recent study show that the use of golf carts has caused significant injuries in children under the age of 17, including brain injuries. Golf carts are somewhat inaccurately named as their use goes far beyond the golf course. Golf carts are used in many communities in addition to golf courses, including retirement... Continue Reading



Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog Nominated for Best Legal Blog

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:31:09 +0000

Bruce Stern’s Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog has been nominated for participation in The Expert Institute’s 2017 Best Legal Blog Contest. Nominees were divided into nine categories ranging from criminal law to legal technology. With an open voting format that allows participants one vote per blog, each blog will be ranked within their category by... Continue Reading



An Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:20:08 +0000

Bruce Stern recently recorded a video blog where he discussed what traumatic brain injury is, they different types of TBI, and the various symptoms associated with brain injuries. Continue Reading



Civil Rights of Minimally Conscious Patients

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:13:44 +0000

A recent Opinion Page article in the New York Times discusses the implications of covert consciousness on patients’ rights. Covert consciousness is a state of consciousness that cannot be detected by bedside examination. The author pointedly asks: “If there is a legal obligation to educate the developing brain, should there not be a correlative responsibility... Continue Reading